A Couple


"A Couple" is a film about a long term relationship between a man and a woman. The man is Leo Tolstoy. The woman is his wife, Sophia. They were married for 36 years, had 13 children nine of whom survived. Each kept a diary. Although they lived together, in the same house, they wrote letters frequently to each other. Leo Tolstoy insisted that they read their diaries aloud to guests at dinner parties. The Tolstoy’s were also a dysfunctional couple, arguing frequently and being very unhappy with each other while occasionally enjoying passionate moments of reconciliation. The film is Sophia’s monologue about the joys and struggles of their life together, loosely drawn from their letters to each other and their diary entries.



BROOKLINE - December 2-8 - Coolidge Corner Theatre

CHICAGO - December 2-15 - Gene Siskel Film Center

HUDSON - December 10-12 & 16 - TSL

MINNEAPOLIS - December 2-8 - The Main Cinema

NEW YORK - December 22 at 7:00pm - MoMA

PLEASANTVILLE - December 15 at 7:00pm- Jacob Burns Film Center

PORTLAND, ME - December 16-18 - Portland Museum of Art

SAN DIEGO - December 2-8 - Digital Gym Cinema

SANTA FE - December 2-4 & 7-8 - Center for Contemporary Arts


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